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The European Union declared that it would continue to differentiate between Israel proper and settlements and the members of EU ensured an implementation of “existing EU legislation and bilateral arrangements applicable to settlements products.”

Moreover, they specified that their agreements with Israel must indicate the inapplicability of these agreements to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. After the EU decision to create a labelling program for settlement products, the Israeli ministers condemned it considering a boycott.

So the EU has been strongly criticized for this program because the EU chose to discriminate only Israel although there are many territorial conflict in the world.

Deputy israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotevely defined the EU to be “one-sided in its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and she said that the statement could bring the opposite effect the EU members would.

Those settlements have been considered illegal under international law and they constitute a threat from creating a possible solution between Israel and the EU. But Tsipi Hotelevy added that there are more than 200 territorial conflict points in the world and the way how Israel is treated by the EU is unfair

 

Beatrice Cavallini

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